Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jacket for Ask

Hmm....2 posts in one day is not a good idea, but I just have to show you this quilted jacket I have made -well, it's almost finished- for Ask. It's denim, thinsulate batting and flannel... Should be nice and warm for fall :-)

I quilted the little car on the front, and a row of houses on the back. Forgot to take a picture of the houses, but it's hard to see the quilting in these pictures anyway!

It was fun to make, I made one for Viola last year, but this was so much easier! And his is a better fit.
I need to buy some buttons, sew some buttonholes (hate that), sew the buttons on, and yipee! It's done!
The pattern is from an old 70s childrens clothing pattern book. This is a size meant for a 3 year old. I had to shorten the sleeves a bit, but other than that, it fits. Clothes must have been VERY tight in the 70s.... Either that, or my Ask is big -he is, but not that big. LOL!

Don't forget to sign up for the Pay It Forward challenge! I can't wait to get started :-)

Have a great weekend..
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13 comments:

mathea said...

That is lovely - and is that a quilted car I see on the front? Clever girl!

Suzanne said...

Hello Tine, thank you for the award how lovely of you to think of me.
This jacket is just so cute and it looks so nice and warm. Ask will love wearing it.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the style of teh jacket and the quilting finishes it off perfectly!

susan said...

what a sweet jacket, and the quilting is so adorable. i like the style, reminds me of chinese workjackets, which i love!

thriftymrs said...

Lovely jacket, so sweet.

ladydi said...

Lucky Ask! If you don't like making buttonholes you can use Velcro. Then he can fasten it himself. I love the quilted car - such a cute jacket for a cute boy.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Neat quilting on the shirt!!!

amandajean said...

I love the jacket. you did a great job on it!

Emily said...

Love it!

anne from finland said...

What a lovely jacket! Your children are so lucky, because they have such a talented mother!

mrmonkeysuit said...

that is adorable

Marie said...

What a great jacket-I love the style! One of these days, I'll make something like that-it seems a little advanced for my skills! :)

Marie' said...

The jacket is adorable. I want to make some for my sons.